January 21, 2015

UPDATED: SHOWBUZZDAILY’s Top 25 Saturday Cable Originals: 1.17.2015


Ratings in key for the Top 25 original cable telecasts (plus a few other lower-rated but noteworthy programs):

Lifetime’s WHITNEY movie dominated Saturday cable at 1.67, and actually the night was stronger for the network than the chart currently indicates, because a pair of post-movie documentary and music specials occupied the #2-3 slots at 1.41/1.06.  After that, it was all ESPN’s COLLEGE BASKETBALL coverage, with 5 games in the Top 10 ranging from 0.63 to 0.43.  The run of NCAA basketball was interrupted by Showtime’s BOXING at 0.43/0.36/0.31/0.29/0.26 across its various segments.  THE TRANSPORTER (TNT) remained at 0.17.  Discovery’s MYTHBUSTERS held at 0.39.  TLC’s SEX SENT ME TO THE ER was at 0.34/0.16, but the 2d episode didn’t air until midnight, the two hours sandwiching 0.16 for ALL ABOUT SEX TALK.  Earlier in the evening, 2 hours of UNTOLD STORIES OF THE ER were both at 0.27

Top 25 Cable SAT 17 Jan 2015

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Mitch Metcalf
MITCH METCALF has been tracking every US film release of over 500 screens (over 2300 movies and counting) since the storied weekend of May 20, 1994, when Maverick and Beverly Hills Cop 3 inspired countless aficionados to devote their lives to the art of cinema. Prior to that, he studied Politics and Economics at Princeton in order to prepare for his dream of working in television. He has been Head of West Coast Research at ABC, then moved to NBC in 2000 and became Head of Scheduling for 11 years.